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Coalition Olympic legacy ‘not as memorable as Putin’s’

David Cameron is today under pressure to explain why, two years on, the Coalition government has yet to take full advantage of the UK’s Olympic legacy.

Unfavourable comparisons have been drawn after Russia rode the wave of post-Sochi euphoria across the Ukrainian border, deep into the heart of Crimea.

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Posted: Mar 2nd, 2014
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Ironman triathlete admits 24-hour TV presenting marathon was ‘Really hard’

Van Lierde, who swims over two miles, cycles 112 miles and runs a full 26 mile marathon in his event, was visibly exhausted as he gave his final wave and smile to viewers at the end of his epic stint of presenting

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Posted: Feb 17th, 2014
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Twinning of Brighton and Sochi cancelled at last minute

The Twinning of the Sussex seaside City of Brighton and Hove and the Russian Coastal resort and Olympic host city Sochi has been cancelled at the eleventh hour by Russian officials, who cited “Irreconcilable differences”.

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Posted: Feb 7th, 2014
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Centrepiece of Sochi Opening Ceremony to be ice dance by Putin in lycra catsuit

The Russian Olympic committee has made a surprise announcement that President Vladimir Putin will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, clad in a puce and aquamarine ice-skating catsuit as ‘The Spirit of Russian Manhood’.

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Posted: Feb 7th, 2014
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‘I think I’m just an idiot’, admits Boris Johnson in emotional YouTube video

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has come out as ‘utterly clueless about pretty much everything’, in an emotional five-minute YouTube video uploaded today.

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Posted: Dec 4th, 2013
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